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Gilly's at The B.O.B.
Gilly's at The B.O.B.

Gilly's at The B.O.B. Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegilmorecollection.com
  • Email: reservations@gilmorec.com
  • Phone: (616) 356-2000
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Clark Frain
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Options Available
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party options available. Call for more detail.
  • Private Party Contact: Lou Bryant (616) 356-2000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fulton
  • Parking: No
A word from Gilly's at The B.O.B.
Gilly's brings the art of the bar to a whole new level with an outstanding menu highlighted by jet fresh small plate and seafood features, an amazing list of sea to table oysters, fun and interesting new age twists on all of our dishes, and the essential highballs and cocktails. We also pour the coldest pints of house hand crafted micro brews. Add in GR's favorite traditional raw bar and you have the best casual bar and seafood joint in town.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "it was a bit noisy but we found a cozy booth & had a lovely young waitress. she was partly knowledgeable but made up for it by her willingness to please."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food at Gilly's was fantastic and the service was even better. Our server, Mindi, was impeccable and a joy to have taking care of us. I highly recommend both Gilly's and The B.O.B. in general."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was great, nice presentation. Highly recommend the cheesecake for dessert!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our first time at the restaurant with friends and we would not go back"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Awesome date night experience. Very quite and cozy, we didn't really go at a busy time. But I'd definitely recommend it to others! Little pricey but we had a groupon so it was great!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We really enjoy dining at Gilly's the seafood is always fresh and delicious! I love oysters on the half shell and Gilly's always has a nice fresh selection!! Great wine and beer, and the Pacific Rim Nachos are to die for!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The quality and taste of the food was awesome, but portions were somewhat small. Our server was very nice, but very busy. Our food order was "lost" somehow and it took 1.5 hours from our reservation time to get it. They comped one meal for the inconvenience ."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my meal here. We started with the Pacific Rim Nachos which were my favorite part. I was actually sad when they were gone. With that, we tried the local brews from their in house brewery. We love trying new beers and they were great. From there we had the walleye and crab legs with shrimp tacos. The whole meal was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My wife and I are from Fort Wayne, IN. We like a good time out and this restaurant was a good start to our night. It's great to visit a city with an active nightlife. We will be visiting her more often."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great seafood dinner. Very noisy from all the live music events in adjoining bars. Waitress was very attentive. Obscene dessert portions on choco cake"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I think we had been to most places in the BOB, but not Gilly's as seafood is not high on our favorites list. We saw a Groupon and checked out the menu and were pretty excited. The restaurant is a nice atmosphere...sometimes the Gilmore places have service issues, but our server was great. My wife enjoyed her wine and I LOVE the Peanut Butter Porter from downstairs. The biggest issue is that they were out of just about all of our first choices. So odd for a Saturday. Second choice appetizer, second choice wine, second choice dinner...I felt really bad for our server having to tell us that. Thankfully, the backups were very good, but it would have been nice if they hadn't run out of so much."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Decided to try after purchasing a groupon. Very loud atmosphere. Service was OK. The waitress was trying but it was relatively busy and she was stretched. Food was so-so. Order small plates only and dessert. 2 were not heated properly and were delivered COLD. Bib salad was adequate. Lump crab meat was very good. Prices were slightly high for the quality of the fare. All in all, my wife and I will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was what we expected for a restaurant in Grand Rapids."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We enjoyed our appetizers (oysters - tried all six and crabcake) and our meals (scallops - blackened for me and bacon wrapped for hubby along with brussel sprouts). Service was a bit slow, but we were in no rush and our waitress was excellent. We were seated in an area close to the entrance, overlooking the stairway. We had not sat there before and found it to be too noisy, would go for the quieter area next time :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Gillys thinking that they still had their small plate format only to learn that they recently changed back to most of their original food options. So I was a bit diasppointed. However, service was very good. If you like more of the Foodies type of restaurant, this is for you. Again, service was outstanding. Our server Sarah was slammed with multiple tables and did an unbeleiveable job making everyone feel important."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had the Korean Beef Tacos, Crab Nachos and the Trio of Seafood. All the food was fantastic. The portion size on the Trio of Seafood was a little smaller than expected."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "met another couple for dinner, arrived early and sat at bar for a drink and appetizer, lively atmosphere. Service was outstanding, both waitress and manager made sure we were taken care of. Food was good, we had not been to Gilley's in a few years, menu changed, would like to see more southern seafood plates(New Orleans). Everyone enjoyed their meals and atmosphere, would recommend to others and sure we will be back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great food! Great location! We love to go here before or after a concert at Van Andel Arena!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "The food wasn't as good as it used to be, although it's been about 5 years since we were there last. My husband and I were disappointed that Gilly's no longer offered the free birthday lobster dinner. Overall, it was a fair experience."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We invited special friends for a holiday dinner. They had never been to Gilly's and live the entire experience from ambiance to location to choices in appetizers to a fabulous Seafood dinner. Yey Gilly's! Mission accomplished! Merry Christmas!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The layout of The Bob, specifically the proximity to the dance club, provides kind of a puzzling atmosphere, but the food is excellent. Nice wine list, and good locally grown options."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Food was good, but we arrived at 5:45, ordered when the waiter was ready for us and we were still late for a 7:00 concert. The food should not take that long."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Beer good. Food good. Service so slow we cannot recommend. After 25 min, had to chase down the server (whom we had not seen since our first drink order), and tell her I could see our order was up. She brought it cold. We had to leave hungry (no time for second round of small plates since we were already late for concert) and wanted another drink. Server left half your revenue in my pocket. 1 hr 45 min should be plenty of time to have dinner before a concert. Apparently, not at Gilleys."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Good is always good, great place for trying many small plates"
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "The restaurant was very loud. We had to wait over 45 min. for our food. Salad of greens had no dressing--just washed greens with no taste. Server was good and attentive but had trouble hearing her because of the noise."
    Dined on 10/22/2013